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Forthcoming Sociology of Health and Illness Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. HIV Scale-Up and the Politics of Global Health

    Edited by Nora J Kenworthy, Richard Parker

    The global expansion of HIV programming (HIV "scale-up") and the growth of global health in the past decade reshaped politics, power, civic relations, and citizen subjectivities in countries across the globe. This book draws on interdisciplinary research from numerous sites in the Global South to...

    To Be Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Health, Food and Social Inequality

    Critical Perspectives on the Supply and Marketing of Food

    By Carolyn Mahoney

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Health, Food and Social Inequality investigates how vast amounts of consumer data are used by the food industry to enable the social ranking of products, food outlets and consumers themselves, and how this influences food consumption patterns. This book supplies a fresh social scientific...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Culture, Health and Sexuality

    An Introduction

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker, Felicity Thomas

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    The last twenty years have seen a growth in multi-disciplinary work in the area of sexuality, culture and health. What was once a set of specialist concerns has been steadily mainstreamed. Alongside this, a broader interest has developed in ‘social’ and 'cultural’ factors relating to sexuality...

    To Be Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Sociology Of The Caring Professions

    By Pamela Abbott

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work

    Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

    By Elizabeth Price, Liz Walker

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Work

    Whilst the body has recently assumed greater sociological significance, there has been less engagement in social work and social care on the bodily experience of health, illness and disease. This innovative volume redresses the balance by exploring chronic illness and social work, through the...

    To Be Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport

    Edited by Verner Moller, Ivan Waddington, John M. Hoberman

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Doping has become one of the most important and high-profile issues in contemporary sport. Shocking cases such as that of Lance Armstrong and the US Postal cycling team have exposed the complicated relationships between athletes, teams, physicians, sports governing bodies, drugs providers, and...

    To Be Published June 5th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Vaginal Examination in Labour

    Challenging contemporary practice

    By Mary Stewart

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Vaginal examination is a common and routine aspect of midwifery practice that is used to determine the presentation and position of the fetus, and to measure cervical dilatation in order to assess progress in labour. It is under-examined, however; little has been written about midwives’ and women’s...

    To Be Published July 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Experience of Institutionalisation

    Social Exclusion, Stigma and Loss of Identity

    By Jane Hubert

    Series: Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

    Based on ethnographic studies and individual narratives of the experience of institutionalisation, this book explores the lived experience of institutionalisation and the profound effects it has on the subsequent lives of those who return to life in the outside world. It also looks at the behaviour...

    To Be Published August 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Ignorance in Nursing and Health Care

    By Amelie Perron, Trudy Rudge

    Series: Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

    Ignorance is mostly framed as a void, a gap to be filled with appropriate knowledge. In nursing and health care, concerns about ignorance fuel searches for knowledge expected to bring certainty to care provision, preventing risk, accidents, or mistakes. This unique volume turns the focus on...

    To Be Published August 31st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Deconstructing the Welfare State

    Managerial Work and Organizational Change in the NHS

    By Paula Hyde, Edward Granter, John Hassard, Leo McCann

    Who are NHS middle managers? What do they do, and why and how do they do it’? This book explores the daily realities of working life for mid-level managers in the UK’s National Health Service during a time of radical change and disruption to the entire edifice of publicly-funded healthcare. It is...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge